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. or at least half a cliff. in the senate, the vote was 89- 8. get this. vice president joe biden and republican senate minority leader mitch mcconnell negotiated the compromise that permitted the senate vote. the house was tight. 257-167. here are some elements. income tax rates on the wealthy, up. individuals who make more than $$400,000 per year and couples who make more than $450,000 per year. these americans will pay nearly 5% more in income taxes. capital gains taxes and dividend taxes, up. for those same high earners from a current 15% to 20%. income tax rates unchanged for everyone else. the rates stay the same. unchanged. but middle class citizens will take a tax hit. not in income taxes but higher payroll taxes. social security payroll taxes up 2%. on average, an extra $1,000 a year will be paid into social security by workers who make $50,000 per year. the percentage of u.s. households that will feel the pinch from these higher payroll taxes is 77%. question, why did 151 house republicans vote against this bill? why did joe biden strike a compromise with mitch mcconnell? pat buchanan?
received 55 votes for president and joe biden received 55 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the state of colorado seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama received nine votes for president and joe biden received nine votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the state of connecticut seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama of the state of illinois received seven votes for president and joseph biden received seven votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the state of delaware seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama received three votes for president and joseph biden received three votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the state of the district of columbia seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama received three votes for president and joseph biden received three votes for vice president. >> mr. president, certificate of the state of florida seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack o
word with lawrence odonnell". >> the nra met its worst nightmare today and his name is joe biden. >> the nra is a friend of freedom. >> i want to thank the national rifle association. >> they do a terrific job. >> we have the craziest people. >> too much weaponry in all the wrong hands. >> but there are also thing that is we know. >> he has a lot of friends on the hill. >> the vice president's task force powwow. >> there is no room. >> not to give an inch of ground. >> there is no room for compromise. >> we have another school shooting in taft, california at the same moment the nra is at the white house. >> they want change it is simple. >> more guns are not the answer. >> no one hunts with an assault rifle. >> the newtown tragedy, tucson and the movie theater massacres. >> is part of what sets america apart from the rest of the world. >> he called for armed guards in schools. >> call me crazy, you sir, are [ bleep ] in the head. >> as vice president joe biden was conducting a meeting at the white house today, a 16-year-old student was shot today when a student walked into the sc
is going to be spending and debt. >> the president would like that gun control proposals from the biden group by the end of this week. >>> hill krinton will be back at work following her hospitalization last week with that blood clot in her head. in her final days at the state department. clinton is said to be eager to get back to business. >>> karzai arrives in d.c. today and he'll meet with president obama, they're expected to discuss the withdrawal of u.s. troops and nato troops in 2014. officials say that the obama administration is considering leaving behind a minimal force, after security is handed over the afghans. karzai is expected to arrive with a wish list of both financial and military aid. he'll also be bringing with him a list of complaints. karzai's clash with the u.s. over treatment of afghan prisoners in u.s. custody just two days ago. in an interview with nbc, karzai was critical of what he described of continued attacks on afghan villages. much of the insecurity in his country is because of the u.s. and nato presence there. >>> overseas news, the u.s. is rejecting a p
>>> vice president biden's task force hears from the nra and gun sellers today as his panel looks for ways to curb gun violence. >>> spreading outbreak. the flu has prompted a health emergency in one of the nation's biggest cities, and now nearly every state has declared a widespread outbreak. >>> commuter chaos. dozens of passengers bound for new york city are injured when a ferry slams into a pier. >> it completely rocked me. people were like human projection tooils flying into >>> and an orca whale struggling to survive after being trapped under a vast stretch of ice. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, january 10th, 2013. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. today, joe biden's task force on gun control hears from gun groups advocating gun rights including the national rifle association. biden is promising urgent action against gun violence in the country and says the president could go around congress by issuing an executive order. susan mcginnis gets us starts in washington this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell
. joe biden, he's sealing deals and having a whole lot of fun on the hill. the tape everyone is talking about is coming up. >> hey, mom! >> hey. >> how are you? i'm joe biden. come on, mom. take a chance. ruin your reputation here. >> you're watching politics nation on msnbc. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. or protect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! >>> have you joined the politics nation conversation on facebook yet? we hope you will. today, our fans had a lot of love for vice president joe biden, especially this moment from yesterday wher
president joe biden takes on a new round of meetings along with attorney general eric holder. first they'll speak with wildlife and sporting groups at 11:45 this morning. on to gun owner's groups including the nra and representatives from the entertainment industry this evening. kathleen sebelius wills attend some of the meetings. it is a big step for president obama's new gun violence task force launched in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but it did not necessarily leave many with high expectations. businesses that sell a lot of guns like walmart will also be in on some meetings. those groups are more likely to be influenced by the nra since they're making a big profit off those firearms. and they do not want to appear too entrenched in the white house's anti-gun push. >>> walmart says after the shooting, guns are now one of their highest-selling items. while it does want to help the administration, when that starts to contradict with sales that's where the help stops. the nra obviously has a lot of money and therefore a lot of power going into these talks but gabby g
a long-term friendship with joe biden. they've served together or did serve together for 20-some years in the senate and of course, biden served longer than senator mcconnell and these guys work together very well in the senate and they're working together very well now. it's absolutely the relationship to watch. we've seen the boehner-obama relationship fizzle. we've seen the reid-mcconnell relationship fizzle. there is no relationship to speak of between boehner and pelosi. so these are the two guys to watch and i've always told people, if you want a prediction of when a deal will be cut, wait for mitch mcconnell to release his prediction of what will be in the deal and you'll know the deal is within 24 hours of being made. >> i was waiting on you to recount the conversation that happened between speaker boehner and harry reid in the white house lobby. i'm glad you did not do that even though this is cable. >> it's a family show and now everybody goes to the internet to see what he said. thank you so much. ed o'keefe, jonathan allen, i appreciate you two. >> take care. >>> still to c
ordenes ejecutivas. eso le dijo el vice presidente joe biden a victimas y activistas a favor del control de armas. vice presidente joe biden el presidente va a actuar. ordenes ejecutiva o accion ejecutiva que se puedan tomar. no hemos decidido cuales aun, pero estamos recopilando idea con el fiscal general y el gabinete, como tambien sobre accion legislativa que creemos se necesita. la administracion obama indico que es urgente actuar sobre el tema y que hay consenso sobre al menos 5 aspectos. pero defensores al derecho a portar armas insisten que no existen los votos en el congreso para cambiar las leyes y temen que la casa blanca emita ordenes ejecutivas que dejen en bancarrota a muchos vendedores de armas. larry pratt, gun owners of america si no pueden pasarlo en el congreso, claro,1 presidente si no tiene preocupaciones de reeleccion puede escribir ordfenes, y temo que va a hacerlo, va a hacerlo en contra de la ley, en contra de la constitucion, posiblemente prohibiendo la venta de armas pequenas, o armas largas como escopetas o rifles." este jueves la asociacion nacional del rifle
control debate heats up, price -- vice- president joe biden said to meet with nra leaders today. this is just one of many groups the vice president is meeting with as he heads to the task force to deliver a gun control recommendations for the white house. the nra has made its position clear, no new gun laws. joe biden says no matter what the white house is looking to take action. >> the president is going to act. there is executive action that can be taken. >> other groups are getting in on the debate as well. wal-mart originally declined to join the talks with vice- president joe biden. now it will bring ideas to the table. the task force will submit recommendations to president obama by the end of january. >> virginia voters team to support ideas by joe biden and nra. over 92 percent support my aunt -- mandatory background checks. 62 percent saying people owning assault weapons make the nation at more dangerous. 66 percent support placing armed guards in school and have said they protect from crime. >> congressman from northern virginia met to discuss moving fbi headquarters o
and they plan violence. >> thank you both for being with us. good to see you. coming up now joe biden guaranteed a sweeping firearms ban will that take hold by the end of january? liberals ramping up against american gun owners including a new york city mayoral advocates now likening advocates to child molester autos if you're a convicted child molester, a neighbor might want to know that because you're in your home, but maybe they can hurt someone else, it's a spillover affect. same thing with guns. >> that man you heard from will be here in the studio coming up next. ♪ [ male announcer ] how could a luminous protein in jellyfish, impact life expectancy in the u.s., real estate in hong kong, and the optics industry in germany? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >> well, it looks like
at the white house about to meet with vice president joe biden and you told a newspaper what? guest: it was funny. we were going to have lunch, my wife and i and my brother-in-law. we were sitting in the waiting room in the west wing, had an appointment for lunch with the vice president and a voice in the doorway said, king herman, party of 4. it was the vice president of the united states. joe biden came into the senate the same year i came in as a staff member. he was 29 years old at the time. he and i are exactly the same age. he had to wait a few months to be sworn in because he was too young to be sworn in to be a u.s. senator. host: this was the scene yesterday. what was your reaction at the ceremony? guest: i leaned over to him and said thank you for what you did over the weekend. i think he was indispensable over the weekend to bring these discussions to fruition. that was my comment to him. he is a gregarious guy. again, it goes back to what i said at the beginning. the fact that he was there to step been and complete the negotiations was in large measure based on his relat
to be produced that would star the vice president. the petition states that joe biden has a demonstrated ability to bring people together whether at the negotiating table or at the neighborhood diner. the authors are asking the white house to authorize c-span cameras to follow biden around produce a recurring reality show. the petition needs 25,000 signatures by february 3rd to get a response. >> bill: i love. it i'll sign it. i love it. what would it be called? the joe biden story? >> bill: all you have to do is follow joe biden around. >> here comes honey biden. >> the late president richard nixon's 100th birthday will be celebrated in washington tomorrow. the hill reports some 400 people will attend a gala at the mayflower hotel in the ballroom where his inaugural balls were held in '69 and '73. guests include former secretary of state henry kissinger ben stein and pat buchanan. his daughters julie nixon eisenhower and trisha nixon cox will be there. president nixon passed away in 1949 at the age of 81. >> bill: i'm proud to say i have not been invited to that party. >> oh, darn. >> if invite
very hard with vice president biden on reasonable gun control measures because we want to preserve our rights, we want to preserve the constitution, the second amendment, but we also want to protect our families so there's reasonable common sense reforms like limiting the military style weapons designed only for military use, limiting the types of rounds of ammunition that deliver very significant numbers rapidly, they're also designed only for military uses. common sense reforms on trafficking. we don't have a set of laws that prevents someone from bringing weapons from one state to another state. in new york, it's one of our biggest problems. 85% of the weapons news crimes come from out of state and 90% of those weapons are illegal so it's a huge problem in our state and those are the kinds of common sense things we can work together. we can also work together on mental health issues. i am hope half with senator schumer's leadership and vice president biden we can come together and create a reasonable agenda. >> right now there are a lot of senators talking about what specific propos
biden is putting gun owners and guns rights advocates on notice. the president plans to move quick to eliminate second amendment rights. he recently received a guarantee that a sweeping firearms ban put into place by january and while team obama plans to limit your freedom, liberals are not letting the newtown tragedy go to waste and they're jumping on the crisis band wagon and spewing pretty, well, ridiculous comments. latest from former new york city public advocate mark greene. >> if we have a megan's law, i think almost everyone might agree if you're a convicted child molester, a neighbor might want to know that because they're in your home safe, but maybe they could hurt someone else. it's a spillover effect. same thing with guns. >> sean: if he stands by that, well, comparison, mark greene is here, the host of a national radio show, and with air anna and mary matalin. >> thank you for promotion. >> sean: you're not going to stand by that comparison. why don't we move on. you didn't mean that. i've known you a long time. you didn't mean that. >> of course, i did. no one can co
to kick in. >> the gun task force headed by vice president biden meets today and tomorrow in the capitol, holding the meetings at white house. the task force was set up in the wake of the connecticut school shooting tragedy. at 6:15 we will take you live to washington, dc to find out who will attend the meeting and the timeline president obama is urging to get new gun legislation into law. >> one of the newest city council members in oakland wants do use a controversial police tactic to get guns off the street. gallo says he supports strategies that include stop and frisk. police have the authority to stop and frisk someone if they have suspicion the person is breaking the law or armed. opponents say officers take the practice too far and a judge rules similar program in new york city was unconstitutional. >> candlelight vigil is planned outside st. francis hospital for a young mother set on fire, starr lamare. she will be in the hospital for severe burns for the face and throat. the boyfriend set her on fire and remains in the san francisco county jail facing charges of arson and attemp
-president joseph biden is holding a series of meetings on athe -- at the white house. tomorrow vice-president joseph biden will sit down with the national rifle association. coming up, the major organization which is turning down a meeting coming up. >>> and they broke into the school of thieves. it was reportedly valued at $800,000 and stole some otheree terms as well. during the break-in they toll government facts. the crew of a huge oil tanker was warned and it was warned just before it sideswiped the bridge. however there is now cause to see if they didn't have time to react and they want to see if their equipment was working properly at the time of the accident. >> they will have two radars, electronic gps and navigators plotting the course. >> now the federal government has joined the inspection along with the safety board came to the bay area just last night and the bridge later this morning. >>> he could make his first court appearance. investigators say oliver doused his girlfriend star lamar and set her on fire sunday and she is in the hospital with critical injuries to he
leon panetta held an elaborate ceremony for karzai yesterday. >>> vice president joe biden and the national rifle association are clashing over gun control proposals. they met at the white house yesterday with the nra saying it will strongly defend the second amendment right to own guns. later on today, the vice president holds his third day of meetings his task force. he is sitting down with makers of violent video games. the fcc is out with a new report about the 911 outages that hit our area after the june derecho. >> reporter: 77 emergency call centers serving more than 3.6 customers in six states lost phone connections including information on call locations. virginia was one of the states hit particularly hard with most of its 911 centers experiencing partial or complete outages for several days. >> what happened during the derecho must never happen again. >> reporter: the disruption was called unacceptable. the recommendations for rear sizen to address include maintaining adequate central office backup power, having reliable network monitoring systems and conducting
to be able to return to the presidency. >> u.s. vice president joe biden said the white house is prepared to use executive orders as well as legislation to tighten gun control. he is leading pro and anti-gun groups as part of a task force on gun violence. >> america has seen mass shootings with frantic response. the makeshift memorial, the politicians promising change. that never happens. as vice president joe biden begins meeting on the issue of gun violence, he says this time it is different. >> every once in awhile, something awakens the conscience of the country. seenis like nothing i've in my career. >> after 26 or killed in a connecticut classroom, gun- control advocates believe america is ready for some regulation. >> the only place where this is a heated, partisan political debate is in halls of congress. it is not among the american people. you hear a lot of cultural noise out there that is represented by polarized extremes -- extremes on either side of this political debate. >> those against regulations are planning a protest to days before the next inauguration, asking gun owne
. >>> joe biden says the white house is determined to act quickly and decisively to stop gun violence. biden heads a task force set up by president obama. by barack obama after last month's mass shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> and as the president said, if our actions result in only saving one life, they're worth taking. but i'm convinced we can -- we can affect the well-being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way if we act responsibly. >>> biden met with victims of gun violence and gun control advocates at the white house on wednesday. he emphasized that he would work with both sides of the debate to build a consensus on precisely which firearms restrictions are necessary. he said gun violence is a problem that requires immediate action. with americans starkly divided on the issue, biden is also scheduled to meet with pro-gun groups, including the national rifle association on thursday. >>> japanese prime minister shinzo abe is planning to get better acquainted with other leaders in his region. >>> the national research council and institute
to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> joe biden will meet with representatives of the nra as he prepares to hand president obama a list of recommendations on gun reform. yesterday, during a meeting, biden said that the president was ready to get gun reform done with or without the help of congress. >> we're here today to deal with a problem that requires immediate action, urgent action and the president and i are determined to take action. i want to make it clear that we are not going to get caught up in the notion, unless we can do everything we're going to do nothing. the president is going to about, executive action that can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet. i don't think anything has touched the american people so proprofoundly than those young people being riddled with bullets. every once in a while, someone awakens the conscience of the country. that tragic event did in a way like i have never seen in my career. >>> former president clinton is also speaking out on the issue. the availability of high-capacity of magazines is nuts. gun retailers
-tech weapons. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden says the white house is determined to act quickly and decisively to stop gun violence. biden heads a task force set up by barack obama after last month's mass shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> as the president said, if our actions result in only saving one life, they are worth taking. but i'm convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way if we act responsibly. >> biden met with victims of gun violence and gun control advocates at the white house on wednesday. he emphasized that he would work with both sides of the debate to build a consensus on precisely which firearms restrictions are necessary. he said gun violence is a problem that requires immediate action. with americans starkly divided on the issue, biden is also scheduled to meet with pro-gun groups including the national rifle association on thursday. >>> people in south korea took part in a nationwide drill to prepare for possible power outages triggered by cold weather. government officials calle
>>> good friday morning. coming up on "early today," vice president joe biden ready with gun control recommendations for president obama. >>> major concerns among top military brass that budget consults and hiring freezes could create a department of defense with a hollow force. >>> the government saying the deo set up our own service secret agents with prostitutes. >>> all that bus the growing flu epidemic. one year since coast that concordia accident. and ziggy. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, january 11th, 2013. >>> good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. vice president biden continues to hold meetings as the head of administration's gun control task force. thursday, biden met with gun rights advocates, including the national rifle association as well as retailers and the entertainment industry. the nra had harsh words for the vice president afterwards. >> the at station was able to check the box and say they'd talked to the representative of firearms owners and the groups that support the second amendment, and now they were goi
could be among the recommendations vice president joe biden delivers to the president on tuesday. now all of this is as a result of biden meeting with the nrayesterday and ongoing task force that could be called the meeting maybe a little less cordial. nra released a stinging statement following the sit- down saying it didn't produce ideas as curbing gun violence but instead hacking the second amendment. mr. biden said the one thing has come out of his immediateings is that consensus that background checks need to be strengthened overall. >>> and adding urgency to the debate another school shooting. this one in taft, california war 16-year-old -- where a 16- year-old walked into the school and shot a classmate. police cred ate teacher and staffer with talking that shooter into putting the weapon down before things got worse. the victim is in critical condition. and we are learning that bullying may have been the motive behind the school shooting in california. and you have this scene in portland oregon a. two men armed with rifle taking to the streets and hoping to raise awareness ab
, now that joe biden is guaranteed a sweeping air arms ban will that take hold by the end of january? liberals are ramping up against gun owners and this includes former new york city mayoral candidate, likening the second amendment to advocates, to child molester. >> if you're a convicted child molester, a neighbor might want to know that because you're in your home safe, but they could hurt someone else, it's a spillover effect. the same thing with guns. >> sean: man that you heard from, mark reed will be in studio coming up next. every year we pick a new city to explore. but thanks to hotwire, this year we got to take an extra trip. because they get us ridiculously low prices on really nice hotels and car rentals. so we hit boston in the spring-- even caught a game. and with the money we saved, we took a trip to san francisco. you see, hotwire checks the competitions' rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices. so, where to next? how about there? ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e... ♪ hotwire.com >> well, it looks like joe biden is putting gun owners and guns rights advocates on no
the right to own guns birthright. biden and the task force made up their minds on several points. carl call ron tells us of the ongoing culture class over guns. >> the second force of task force meeting aimed at new laws, regulation about executive orders to curb mass shootings, joe biden accelerated the timetable and told sportsman and pro-gun group including the nra common ground could be found. >> the president said, even if what we do only saves one life it make sense. we can do a great deal without imposing on or impinging on the rights that the second amendment guarantees. >> this comes a day after he said to work around congress the president could use executive ordinaries drawing sharp rebuke from the second amendment backers. bypassing congress to implement radical policies is never acceptable. and it's particularly heinous when such actions trample on the freedoms guaranteed to all americans by the bill of rights. gun right backers designated january 19 gun appreciation day. for supporters to visit gun shows, shops and shooting ranges and send a message to the president two days b
over. vice president biden wraps up the task force focusing on video games, as a grass roots movement for second amendment rights grows across the country. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the vice president effort to reduce gun violence focused today on what some believe is the big cause. violent video games. that put all kind of weapons in the virtual hands of impressionable people. fox team coverage tonight. chief political correspondent carl cameron looks at how the talk of gun control is playing in a country that loves guns. but we begin with white house correspondent wendell goler with the connection between the games people play and the things people do. good evening, wendell. >> going. early next week, vice president biden will give the president recommendations on how to prevent incidents like the newtown school massacre. with time running out there is little agreement about what to do. >> a day after talks with the gun owner groups that produced a little meeting of the mind, vice president biden met with video game makers though the ex
: the administration is moving very quickly to regulate guns in america. vice president biden announced today he will give the president his recommendations by tuesday. they're wrapping up more meetings. biden met with the nra and will sit down with some people in the entertainment industry this evening. interestingly, the vice president isn't even sure if their proposals will do anything to solve the actual problem. >> if you look at the tragic events that garner aid tension hard to pinpoint what you could have done to ensure it would haven't happened. >> andrea: okay. i know that d.c. likes to look like they are always doing something, but eric, if he doesn't sure what he is doing will result in something successful, why are they racing to do it? >> eric: they have to do it. they have to sit down with the nra and others on the right. it's interesting what they're doing with the retail outlet, wal-mart, dick's sporting good and bass pro shops and the other ones. they will go after this to say here is a great opportunity to you guys, we'll give it to you to do the background check and give it to
chief economist for vice president biden. now an msnbc contributor. and joan walsh editor at large for salon.com and an msnbc political analyst. she just wrote an article about the president's role in protecting the great society built by lbj. thank you both for joining me. >> thank you, rev. >> thanks. >> joan, president obama has been firm from the start on this. where do you think the republican leadership is today? >> i think you're right, reverend al. there are signs that they are starting to crumble and, you know, jared and i, we've all talked several times about what it means when the president is having to play chicken with people who are crazy and are willing to default on our debts. and that was a situation he was in in 2011. and it was very painful. and as the adults in the room and the responsible person, he did not want to be responsible for -- or even partly responsible. he never was responsible. for throwing us into default. now it's a different situation where you do hear john boehner and mitch mcconnell. mcconnell wouldn't take the debt ceiling off the table, but h
president joe biden announced he and his gun violence task force members will make the recommendations to president obama by next tuesday. right now, they're holding what could be a showdown meeting with the nra and other gun owner groups. it comes after the nra's president lashed out at president obama in a new internet radio interview. >> i think they're being disingenuous. i think they have seen this as an opportunity to go after the 2nd amendment which they have wanted to do for years. >>> also breaking, the atlantic pastor to deliver the benediction at president obama's second term inauguration is announcing to withdraw from the ceremony amid questions of an anti-gay sermon he gave in the mid-'90s. >> if you look at the counsel of the word of the god, you come quickly to the conclusion that homosexuality is not an alternate lifestyle. it is not just a sexual preference. it is not gay. but homosexuality is sin. >> the presidential inaugural committee issued a statement saying, quote, we were not aware of pastor giglio's past comments at the time of his collection and they don't ref
about its meeting today with vice president biden. and a hurricane nearly blew them away. >> i was thinking about, you know, just closing up shop, taking my losses and moving on. but something told me to stay. >> pelley: but jersey had an answer for sandy captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. junior seau was one of the fiercest linebackers in the nfl. he had nearly 2,000 tackles on his way to 12 pro bowls and a super bowl. but retirement was even more punishing. saw au had emotional problems late in life that ended in suicide. and today researchers say that they found that seau who was only 43 years old was suffering from degenerative brain disease as the result of his career in america's favorite game. the findings add to a growing body of evidence that has the attention of players, parents and the nfl. seth doa ne has the seau report. >> reporter: junior seau was a star nfl linebacker for 20 years. last may, two years after retiring, he shot himself. this was his mother louisa. >> but i pray to god, please, take
president biden's task force is likely to make recommendations before the inaugural and he told boston's mayor tom menino that it would be passed by the end of january. is that optimism on his part justified, and are you open to the kind of reforms the president has already talked about like a limit on high-capacity gun magazines and background checks to buyers at gun shows? >> well, first we need to concentrate on joe biden's group and what are they going to recommend? and after they do that, we'll decide what, if anything, is appropriate to do in this area, but the biggest problem we have at the moment is spending and debt. that's going to dominate the congress between now and the end of march. none of these issues, i think, will have the kind of priority that spending and debt are going to have over the next two or three months. >> so you're not going to address this until after you address these three deadlines we talked about at the top of the program? >> yeah, the single biggest issue confronting the country is spending and debt. that's going to dominate the discussion in congres
at the white house blasting vice president joe biden and the gun task force. >> we have a profound disagreement with this administration, first of all on what would make a difference. i don't think there's in lack of concern about dealing with the problem. i think there's a very different view as to what the problem is and how to solve it. vice president biden who is expected to put out proposals early next week will wrap up several meetings with a sit-down with reps from the video gaming industry and the focused on yesterday's face to face. we were disappointed with how little this meeting has to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment, biden trying to shut it down. >> i think we can do a great deal without in any way imposing on or i am pinging on the rights of the second amendment. >> what is the real strategy behind the invitation to the nra? a headline reports the administration is trying an end run around the gun lobby. will the task force do little else than help the white house's end game and hurt the nra brand? >> if you
's hear what he had to say. joe biden. >> there's a real, very tight window to do this. i committed to him i'd have these recommendations to them by tuesday. it doesn't mean it's the end of the discussion, but the public wants us to act. >> the v.p. also hinted at the consensus he's found in previous meetings. orph educators and gun safety advocates. here's what he talked about. >> there is a surprising, so far, a surprise iing recurrence suggestions that we have universal background checks. not just close the gun, show a loophole but total universal background checks. there's also a good deal of talk about gun safety and what responsibility goes along with gun ownership. >> i've never heard as much about high capacity magazines as i've heard spontaneously that we've heard from every group we've met with so far. >> governor maloy, he's speaking your language, it sounds like. >> i don't want to go into details of it, although some of the details that he just played are what he's talking about. there is more agreement on this amongst many americans. when you say you want gun control, then it
biden's task force late today decried what it called proposed restrictions on lawful firearms owners, honest tax paying, hard working americans. well, the question for america tonight, what does paying taxes and working hard and even being honest have to do with this country's failure to keep fast firing, high capacity guns from the hands of the mentally or emotionally disturbed? because if we can't do that without arousing the call to arms of the nra, then we have to wonder what side this group, the nra, is on. those who want to keep the scariest guns from the scariest people or those who want to make it easy as possible for the scariest people to get the scariest guns? what side are you on, mr. and mrs. america? we begin with gadhafi dan malloy of connecticut. governor, thank you so much. i was so taken with your emotional statements recently, the last 24 hours, and talk about it. what it means to be the governor of a state that saw the newtown horror. >> well, listen, it changes your life. you know, i had to be there on the 14th. actually i had to tell a bunch of parents and adult
. vice president biden is holding high-level meetings today with victims groups, the n.r.a. and gun safety organizations. we are live in washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen. the obama administration does not want to lose momentum for new gun legislation. they think now is the time to act. the vice president is bringing together all the stakeholders at the white house this week. >> the white house is speeding up efforts for a consensus on new gun legislation. a task force on gun violence headed by vice president biden meets this week with people on both sides of the gun debate: victims groups and gun safety organizations today and the national rifle association and gun owner groups on thursday. >> it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action but includes mental health issues, education, as well as access to guns. >> with the one month anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school approaching washington is facing pressure to take meanful action. former congressman gabrielle giffords who was badly injured two years ago is taking a prominent roam
biden with eric holder and gun safety groups and victims of past shootings. he is tasked with finding common ground on proposals to curb gun violence. they will meet with owner, video game manufacturers, hollywood executives. parents, teachers and mental health groups and advocates and community leaders. this is the first time they publicly reached out to the nra. they will meet tomorrow, but don't expect wayne la pierre to be there. they are sending a representative in his place. biden will release a statement here with us for the first time in 2013, howard fineman, director of the "huffington post" media group. welcome back to the show. first of all -- we have got the news of the pending white house meeting with the nra with representatives and we don't know the details yet. am i right to be cynical that the white house has to look like they are reaching out and look like they are receptive to it and neither wants to be talking to the another. other. >> that will be about the most insigne seer hand shake. wayne la pierre won't be there. it's possible that they are out here and looki
big breaking story right now, vice president joe biden talking with video game representatives about gun control, the last meeting before delivering the president his recommendations on tuesday. but the headline today is the nra's reaction or post-reaction to the meeting held with vice president joe biden. will the white house attempt to go around the nra to get legislation on the table? >>> michael and mia are keeping an eye on their inventory. they're always ready for customers who order seed bombs from their company visual lingu lingual. strong relationships with suppliers helps them maintain a balanced inventory. what can we do with a brand new year, and a room that needs refreshing? we can work with a new collection of carpet that proves durable can be softer than ever. we can get for less and spread that softness even further. turns out, we can do even more than we thought we could. because this is the year of doing. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. roll out the new year with free whole home basic carpet installation on three rooms or more. >>> comin
>>> let me finish tonight with this one issue. joe biden is an ordinary fella in many ways. he's somebody you'd likely meet on a golf course or a bowling alley. in other words, he wouldn't be out of place with a group of pennsylvania deer hunters. if you don't believe me, go see the movie, "deer hunter." it's a classic. so i'm confident closing the gun show loophole, gun safety and doing something about those high-capacity gun clips. it's going to be something reasonable hunters and second amendment fighters will find sensible. the more people have a say in writing the law, the better the law, the fewer the people, the worse the law. big corporations, for example, shouldn't write corporate fax law. and gun owners shouldn't be the only people involved in gun law. anybody can be shot by a gun, killed by a gun and they all ought to have a say. all of us should make gun law, not just the gun people. so let's go at it and please don't, please don't lose interest. this is a test of strength. keep your grip on this gun safety issue. the other side is still into keeping theirs, you kno
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